Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at Lee's in Vegas. Thanks for the tip Hoser. Its a deep amber, almost coppery in colour. Half a finger of pale tan head formed on the pour then receded, and is already leaving some sticky webs of lace. Intricate patterns form then succumb to gravity, falling back into the collar from which they formed.
The nose reveals the oak barrel, woodiness and vanilla are very evident, and are drenched with the malty goodness of biscuit and toffee. I think i notice a floral quality, but the hops are definitely taking a backseat to other components here.
Interesting. The biscuit is more pronounced on the taste, with the hints of richer malts and the oak character still pronounced but taking on a secondary role. Not much hops here, the main element balancing the bicuit and toffee is the oak, with its woody character, and notes of vanilla.
Almost medium bodied, and the barrel did a nice job in providing a counterpoint to the malts. This ale is almost two dimensional, malts and barrel, but thanks to the evident craft the simplicity is harmonious, and works to make an interesting ale with some depth.
This is a pretty drinkable ale, almost sessionable, although the oak would start to annoy me after a bottle or two. This is an interesting brew that I am glad to have tried and would enjoy again. It would probably pair well with a mild cigar, something i may have to remember...
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2009 05:14:47 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is one of my all time favorite beers. If I'm having a hard time making up my mind on what I want to get, this is one beer that I can always rely on for all around good times. The first time I tried it was on tap at a Ducks game in Anaheim and I was first taken in by it's sweet smell. Then I took a sip and have been hooked ever since
This beer goes down smoothly and in a very welcome way, likes to linger on your tongue. I'd gladly recommend this beer to anyone looking to try craft beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 05:01:50 | More by goofyguy6782
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.